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Sunday, 25 November 2012

A little quilt

I made this quilt just because - fun to do but now I can't quite decide what to do with it!  However, there is a spot on my sewing room wall where I think it would fit so maybe that's where it will end up.

It's a 'Piece of Cake' design from years ago, and it's quite big; the block without borders was 20". 

I quilted it in a hot pink thread, in an allover design of swirls and feathered flowers.  I'm not a massive fan of dense quilting around appliqué, although I know a lot of people really like the way that makes the appliqué pop.  I DO like the way it looks, but I think the density of the background quilting makes for a very un-cuddly quilt, and I do like a cuddly quilt.

In other news, new thread arrived last week, in thirteen yummy shades that are worth a post all of their own, especially as I sacrificed a nail getting the box open.  I probably won't show you that though!


  1. Its lovely, the quilting looks great. Which nail?

    1. Ring finger! Suanne looked at it and told me to glue it back together, there's a good 2mm of pink to grow out before the broken bit - yuck!